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Jan 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
in taxes. it's a real education to go become and look at that. and i can't imagine what that education would look like today. if you had the same two pieces of information. >> host: one more question before we go to calls. you said you have to -- do you have to be a so-called egyptologist to read bills. >> guest: the taxes are the most demanding. it's not so much you have to have any special training. you just have to be patient. you have to read it and then try to follow it through. go back through it to see exactly who it applies to. some of these were actually quite obscure. some in terms of special interest provisions and a company incorporated in some state on such and such date, required us to then go to that state and very often go through whatever the filings were for them. one thing we ran across had to do with one company which issued 97 million in bonds or something like that. so, we had some of the database people who inquired, will you search this lexus, and see if anybody issued a bond in that amount. and sure enough, they came up with the name of the company, a
Jan 12, 2013 9:00am EST
it's education or what it is, but it's a matter that we need to make sure what our priorities are about. the corruption isn't necessarily illegal. it may be unethical. bad behavior, where people just sign on to certain issues and they go that route. but until people who we elect start representing the broader interests of the population, we're going to be in this trouble. and that's what i -- i think that's what we're worried about. i think america is a land of idealism. i mean, all of these beliefs that this donary has had for years, it's made the country what it is. people made fortunes. and we make the point in the book you can come here and get rich but the main american dream for people is just to take care of their families, maybe have a secure retirement, have a decent paying job. hope their kids do as well or maybe even better than they do. that's what the dream is about. and that's what is sacrificed here. not for everybody, but increasingly numbers of people and that's what we're worried about. doesn't have to be that way but until we shift these policies, this will cont
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